Michigan was very active throughout the week and into Friday offering a number of recruits on a national level. The offered California Cornerbacks Elijah Gates and Bookie Radie Hiles, Missouri OL/DL Michael Thompson, IMG Athlete Jhamon Ausbon, California WR/FS Isiah Hodgins, Alabama linebacker Jacquez Jones, California WR/FS Alex Cook, Legacy linebacker, Kolin Demens, Florida OL/DL Richard Gouraige, Louisiana OT Adrian Ealy, California WR Austin Osbourne, California OLB Solomon Tuliaupupu, and California CB Thomas Graham.
Michigan extended an offer this week to the three star tackle Joel Honigford (Sugarcreek, OH). The Ohio native was recruited by the Hoke staff, but after the regime change the interest dwindled. He was excited to receive the offer saying, "it was humbling to be offered by such a great program." Mike Zordich is taking the lead on the recruitment. The excitement that Honigford has is a good sign for his recruitment. At 6'6" 272 pounds he has room to fill out a big frame while maintaining his athletic ability. As always poaching recruits from the state of Ohio is also always a win.
After watching Isiah Hodgins highlight tape I could see him fitting in with the Wolverines very well. He's long and athletic at 6'4" 200 pounds but he's also very physical. He wins jump balls with consistency and he shows solid yards after catch potential. He's a long strider who often times looks like he's moving slow but he covers ground in a hurry. He also displayed good route running for a high schooler. He worked DBs with ease when he wasn't out leaping them. A large and athletic receiver like this is just the type of player that could help the position group with Amarah Darboh and Jehu Chesson graduating after this year.
The Wolverines also offered another California ATH, Alex Cook. He is also a physical, athletic receiver like Isiah Hodgins, but he is also a ball hawking safety. After watching his highlight tape I came away impressed at his ability to be successful at both positions. He has natural ball skills at Safety but also displays excellent hands. He is without a doubt, a thumper at the safety position as well. He can get downhill to a ball carrier fast and arrives with a bad attitude. He is a player that could definitely contribute on either side of the ball if he decides to head to Ann Arbor.